Charlie, Evie and Ford

Charlie, Evie and Ford

Monday, April 5, 2010

Last Baby-Free Vacay!

This past week, my entire family (Clint, my parents, my sister Meg, my brother-in-law Graeme, my brother Sam, and I) spent the week in and around Jenner, California, a small town in the Russian River Valley. My dad rented an incredible house for us that overlooked the point at which the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean. The views from the house were incredible and the trip was so much fun. We spent the week hiking through redwood forests and on the beaches, wine tasting in Sonoma (except for me :), shopping in the cute small towns in the area, eating wonderful food, touring San Francisco, and--primarily--laughing. We had a wonderful week, and it was so nice to have a long relaxing get-away before Mr. Snugs arrives. I can't imagine a better trip!

Here is the front door to our house:

And here is a picture of one of the many the beautiful porches around the house:

Our favorite activity was sitting on the back porch, looking out over the river, and telling stories.

One of the many incredible views from the house.

The flowers outside of the house:

And the fog rolling in over the river...

We spent one day in Point Reyes, California, a beautiful national park that also happens to be the home of some wonderful blue cheese... (I am assuming that is what these cows are for :)

The start of a hike through the redwoods...

Me and Graeme (he's also due in May :)

I just love this llama we spotted on one of our many drives through the countryside.

Here is a picture at one of the wineries we visited. Our tours were booked by one of my Dad's friends who buys all the liquor for H-E-B. When the winery tour guides assumed that we were part of a "liquor family" and gave us special treatment, we did not disabuse them of that notion... :)

Me and Clint at another winery.

Shopping in Sonoma...

Mom was not excited to go onto the "most dangerous beach in California."

She was picturing lots of rogue waves:

But we just got harbor seals!

Here I am with Meg at dinner on our last night in Cali.

Graeme looking furtive in the background...

Sam had never been to San Francisco, so we did a quick tour of the city before we flew out on Saturday.

The boys:

Sam in his new SF hat (showcasing Alcatraz).

Our only "group" picture:

What a wonderful week!

1 comment:

  1. aw, i love these! you are such a good photographer.